R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
The film was shot with a documentary look as wanted by Director Andrey Konchalovskiy. Director of Photography Alan Hume and his camera crew put their cameras in odd and different positions so as to make the movie look uncomposed and spontaneous. This was so as to make the viewer feel like they were looking straight out of the train window or were hanging off the edge of the locomotive.
I can last nine more months for an appeal. I can stand on my head nine months
In the yard sequence, where Manny and Buck walk beside the train before boarding the last locomotive, the second locomotive is missing. In clear view the lead engine is attached to a GP7, although a shot seconds before shows all four locomotives.
The DVD mysteriously edits out the shot of the first helicopter policeman being run over by the wheels of the train. You see him crash into the train windshield and see him fall off, but then you see just a plain shot of the wheels. In all other versions of the film on video and laserdisc have a shot of this man's face coming right at the camera as his body is run over by the wheels of the train. Even the US TV version has a brief shot of this. This shot is present in the UK Arrow Films DVD release.